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ITTF China Camp
28th April 2017
Seamaster, the ITTF's new sponsor, has agreed to support 25 young players around the world to attend a training camp in Shanghai this coming June. Several Welsh players applied but Anna Hursey and Joseph Roberts were chosen along with a TTW Coach at the 10 day camp. The event will run at the highly rated CTTC (China Table Tennis College).
Thanks to the ITTF and to Seamaster for support 2 of our players
Cippenham 4* Junior
24th April 2017
Report by Simon Oyler
A strong Welsh contingent made the trip across the bridge to the Cippenham 4 star the past weekend.
On Saturday, the Cadet events were staged with Joseph Roberts reaching the semi finals losing
out to eventual winner Joseph Hee. Louie Evans lost in the Quarter Finals. Jack O'Duffy lost out in the round of 16.
In the Cadet girls it was Lara Whitton ,Lauren Stacey and Beth Richards who made it through the group stages and lost out in the Quarter Finals to stronger English opponents, Grace Clement recovered well from the disappointed of losing in her group to go into win the plate event. Morgan Davies lost out in the quarter finals of the plate.
On Sunday the Junior Boys and Girls events were played. The girls were up first and faced some tough opposition. It was Lara Whitton, Beth Richards
and Jamie Lee Harley who progressed through their groups but eventually lost out in the round of 16 to seeded players.
In the boys competition Benedict Watson reach the last 16 and lost a close 3-1 to Plymouth's Ed Haskell. Pouyan Javanmard progressed through his group along with Abhishek Bathula and Jacob Young but couldn't progress past the round of 32. Jack O'Duffy recovered after losing out in a tough group but went onto win the Junior Plate event. Other Welsh players such as Evan O'Connor, Ben Moore, Sam Slatter, Matthew Pearce, Ben Pearce, Cerys Evans, Ben Allen, Bethany Brewer, all found the tournament a great challenge but come away with valuable experiences
15th April 2017
Dan O'Connell, Callum Evans, Chloe Thomas, Marc Castro and Josh Stacey all made the trip to Luxembourg with coaches Ryan Jenkins and Paul Beck this week.
All the players competed very well all week with everyone making a good account of themselves all tournament.
Chloe - 49th
Dan - 54th
Callum - 56th
Marc - 87th
Josh - 89th
European Championships Qualifier
Belarus v Wales (in Minsk)
11th April 2017
Wales lost to Belarus in a difficult match away in Minsk last night
Charlotte Carey, Chloe Thomas and Beth Roberts lost to 3 highly rated World ranked players in the final playoff game
Next stop is the Championships in Luxembourg in September 2017
International Primary Schools
Louie Wins Gold
9th April 2017
Louie Evans won the Gold for Wales in the boys singles beating England number 1 on route to the top spot. Anna Hursey lost out to the Irish number 1 player to claim a silver. The boys team won Bronze beating Scotland to the 3rd place. In the consolation singles Oscar Marriott won a silver with Ruby Elliott winning through to garb the Gold in the girls consolation
Full results below
Welsh Open Vets
2nd April 2017
Full results are based on the Vets section
Well done to the following winners at the first Welsh Vets Open in Cardiff last weekend
Band 1 (Men) - Dave Buck
Band 1 (Women) - Regina Grech
Band 2 - Paul Leverty
Band 3 - David Hadley
Band 4 - Bryan Fernandez
Band 5 - Jonathan Allen
Band 6 - Darek Zwada
Band 7 - Chris Richards
Band 8 - Shaun Fitzpatrick
Band 9 - Dean Sully
New tournament in the calendar
21st March 2017
The Gwent Senior Open returns this July with a mixed event as it was lasy year. Its going to be held once again in Abertillery with a Dragon event to boost. Both competitions are on the 9th July.
The entry form can be found here:
Places are limited in the Senior Open so act fast
2017/2018 TTW Licence?
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If you play in any competitions in Wales, represent your country Internationally or play in events and leagues outside if Wales you need a current licence and affiliation.
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